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Indonesian - unit set code MJ-A000030

Burwood (Melbourne). Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

 

Indonesia is Australia's nearest Asian neighbour and the fourth most populous country in the world. There are more than 220 million people who speak Bahasa, Indonesia, the national language.


Indonesia is increasingly important to Australia economically, politically and culturally: knowledge of Indonesian language and culture is a desirable asset in many fields. Student who have completed university study of Indonesian typically find employment in business, government service, and a wide range of service industries including travel, tourism and communication.


Additionally, Bahasa Indonesia is offered by many Australian schools and an ability to teach the language is a sought-after qualification for primary and secondary teachers. The Indonesian language program gives students a high level of mastery of spoken and written Bahasa Indonesian and also provides a thorough understanding of Indonesian culture and way of life.

In-country study

The Faculty offers the opportunity for students to undertake in-country studies of Indonesian at third year levels. Students who successfully complete these units will receive credit towards the major sequence. It is possible, therefore, for students to complete the major in two levels. This is an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major. Not only is the in-country experience a unique part of the language study, the fact that students can complete the major before their third level also gives some flexibility in the third level to take additional units.

On successful completion of the Indonesian language major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to read, comprehend and respond correctly in writing in Indonesian
  • an ability to listen, comprehend and communicate orally with correct grammar, punctuation and intonation in Indonesian
  • an ability to read and interpret written Indonesian
  • an ability to read, comprehend, apply and synthesise original Indonesian sources
  • an ability to compare and contrast Indonesian and Australian society

To obtain a major sequence in Indonesian, students must complete 8 credit points. There are two possible pathways to do this, beginners' and post-level 12.

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at beginners' level

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIF146 The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia  


Trimester 2
AIF142 Conversational Indonesian B  

 

Trimester 3

AIF145 Conversational Indonesian  *

* AIF145 is an intensive unit of study running in January and February and can replace units AIF146 and AIF142 in the major. It cannot be studied in conjunction with either AIF146 or AIF142.

* AIF145 not available to students who are waiting on an offer from VTAC for the current year.

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

AIF241 Formal and Informal Indonesian A  


Trimester 2
AIF242 Formal and Informal Indonesian B  


Level 3

Trimester 1
AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIF342 Professional and Academic Indonesian B  (2 credit points)

 

Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third level Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points)

 
Indonesian major sequence for those entering at post-level 12 level


Level 1

Trimester 1

AIF241 Formal and Informal Indonesian A  


Trimester 2
AIF242 Formal and Informal Indonesian B  


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIF342 Professional and Academic Indonesian B  (2 credit points)


Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third level Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points)

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIF345 Indonesian for Business Purposes  *

OR

AIF321 Contemporary Issues in Indonesia  **


Trimester 2

AIF354 History and Development of the Indonesian Language  *

OR

AIF320 Indonesian Society Through Literature  **

 

Note: Any two Year 3 units can be replaced by the trimester 3 in country unit AIF315 Indonesian/Malay Language and Contemporary Society (2 credit points)


* AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternate years: offered 2016, 2018 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online).

** AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternate years: offered 2015, 2017.

 

Indonesian stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

 

Level 1
 

 

Trimester 1

AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  


Trimester 2

AIF342 Professional and Academic Indonesian B  

 

Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third year Indonesian/Malay In-Country.

 

Level 2 and 3

 

Trimester 1

AIF345 Indonesian for Business Purposes  *

OR

AIF321 Contemporary Issues in Indonesia  **

 

Trimester 2

AIF354 History and Development of the Indonesian Language  *

OR

AIF320 Indonesian Society Through Literature  **

 

* AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternating even numbered years: 2016, 2018 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online)

** AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternating odd numbered years: 2015, 2017

 

Note: Any two Level 3 units can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF315 Indonesian/Malay Language and Contemporary Society (2 credit points)

 


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